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The Lhakhang: UTEP’s Cultural Jewel From Bhutan


"We offer it as a symbol of our hopes for a future relationship, as stable, as durable and as sweet as the Himalayan pine that it is made of.” “We are very happy that this [lhakhang] will have a home in the beautiful and, I dare say, Bhutanese campus of The University of Texas at El Paso.”

-His Royal Highness Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck

360° Tour

Lhakhang 360 tour


The Lhakhang 360° Virtual Tour is an online alternative in exploring the Lhakhang for those unable to visit physically. This virtual experience allows viewers to tour the Lhakhang through their desktop computers, laptops, tablets, or mobile phone from anywhere in the world.  

Interactive Guide

Floor plan and interactive guide


The Floor Plan and Interactive Guide serve as a self-guided tour that allows those visiting the Lhakhang on-site to access the meaning behind the paintings and interact with the art by way of text, video, and audio via mobile device. Click on one of the two stories to access the descriptions of the paintings.  The numbers on the right side of the lhakhang correlate with the Story of Buddha and the numbers on the left side correlate with Buddhism Comes to Bhutan.


Downloadable Gifts

Welcome to the launch of the Virtual Lhakhang! Directly below are the digital gifts we've prepared up until this day. The last gift is an activity book put together with everything plus more! It excludes the Zoom/Teams backgrounds. If you'd like a physical copy of the activity book please fill out the survey below. We will have these available for pickup at the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.


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Click the image to download the Zoom Backgrounds!


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For more Information

The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit at The University of Texas at El Paso is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday and from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, except on holidays.

The exhibit is overseen by the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.

Parking is available at the Centennial Museum parking lot.

Information: Claudia Ley, Museum Education Curator, 915-747-8994 or